Hikvision Sues Over Brazilian Airport Loss

By Robert Wren Gordon, Published Sep 24, 2020, 04:21pm EDT

Hikvision was excluded from a Brazilian airport project because it is owned by the PRC government. Hikvision sued the airport's operator but has lost with a Bosch / Genetec / Dell solution being installed instead.

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Inside this note, we examine:

  • The Airport Project
  • CCTV Tender & Exclusionary Clauses
  • Hikvision Files Suit
  • Arcade Wins Bid, Court Initially Rules in Hikvision’s Favor
  • Infraero Challenges Court Decision
  • Infraero & Arcade Win, Hikvision Loses on Appeal
  • Arcade & Infraero Confirm Delivery Is Underway
  • Genetec: Confirms Solution Has Been Deployed at Congonhas
  • Hikvision: No Comment
  • UPDATE Infraero: Hikvision Could Have Bid, But Declined to Sign Declaration Promising Not to Share Images from Cameras
  • Challenges for Hikvision in Brazil

This is the second in a series of posts covering Hikvision in Brazil. For previous coverage, see Brazil Assembly Powers Hikvision Local Expansion.

The ******* *******

*ã* *****'********** *******(*********) ** *** ****'* second-largest ** **** ********'* ******-******* *******, ******* ** * major ******** *** ******* hub *** ******* *** southern ******.

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********* ** ******** **********, * ********* ******** ******** **** ** airports **********.******** *** ******** **** of ******** ** *********** ********* ********* **** the **** ******, ***** *** ******* ***** opening ** ****, ***** ***** ************.

CCTV ****** & ************ *******

** ********* ****,******** ********* ****** **. 022/LALI-7/SBSP/2018*** *** "*********** ** a ********** ******* *** the *********, *********, *** Installation ** *** ************* of *** **** *** Surveillance ********** ****** ** São *****/********* *******."

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*******, *** **** ****** featured ***** ************ ******* that ***** ********** ** challenged ** *********.********* ** ***** *******(*** *. ***), *** clauses *** ** *******:

  1. * *********** ** ************* by ********* ***** ** controlled ** * ******* government;
  2. * *********** **** ************* adhere ** *** ***** of ******** **** ********** legislation (** ****); ***
  3. ************** **** ******* ***********.

Hikvision ***** ****

********* ***** * ******* against ******** (*** ****'* file ****** *******-**.****.*.**.**** ********* * ******** 2019 ****** ****) *********** the "******* *******" **** excluding **** **** ********'* Congonhas **** ******.

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*** ********* ********** *** won *** *******,****** ********** ******** * Engeharia ****.(******) ***** **** **** about *** ****.****** ********, ***** ********* ********, told ****:

********* *** *** ** the ***********. **** *** the ****** *** **** went ** *****, ** be **** ** *********** in *** *******.

* ******** ****** **** knowledge ** *** ***** case ********* ** **** that ********* **** *** the ***** ** ******* in *** ********* ******* process:

*** ************** **** ******* in **** * *** that ** ********** ********* to *** *** ******** that ******** ********* **** had ******** ********* ** a ********** ******. ** is ********* **** **** to *** ******* ********** and ***** **** ** stop *** ******* ** order ** **** ** more ****—******** **** *** government ********* ****** *** overly **************.

Arcade **** ***, ***** ********* ***** ** *********’* *****

** *** *********, **. Balieiro ********* ** **** that ****** *** *** Infraero ****** **** * solution ********** ***** *******, Genetec ********, **** ******* and *******, *** *** networking *********.

********* ******'* ********** *** and ******** *******, ** January **** *** **** Federal ***** ***** ** São *****, **** ** the ******* ******** ******** of *** *** ****** (pictured *****) ********** *******(*** **. ***–**) ** the *********-********* **** *** exclusionary ******* ** *** Infraero ******.

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*** ***** ******* ** summarized *****.

  • The ***** ****** **** ********’* ******** **** *******-***** ******** ****** ** ****** **** ******* as Brazilian law establishes a prohibition on the unequal treatment of Brazilian and foreign businesses.
  • *** ***** ****** **** Infraero’s ******** **** *** CCTV ****** ** ****-********* as **** ** *** Brazilian ***********.
  • *** ***** ****** **** Infraero’s ******** **** ********* did *** **** ************** from ******* *********** ** Infraero ****** ************ **** Hikvision **** **** ***** certifications.
  • *** ***** ******* *** bidding ******* ** *********.
  • The ***** ******* *** ******** **** ****** ** ******** **** *** ****. [emphasis added]

Infraero ********** ***** ********

******** ***** ** ****** the *****'* ******** ** late ******* / ***** February ****.

**. ******** **** ****** told **** **** ********* vulnerabilities ****** ********* ******** drove ********'* ********.

The ***-***** ********* *** ****-***** *** ****** ******** **** *** **** ********** ** ***** ******* *** **** *****. PRC-made products do not offer the security that the [Congonhas] Airport was looking for in comparison to other manufacturers; this was the key reason why the Airport did not allow the [PRC-based manufacturers] to participate. What is more, a company with PRC government ownership could more easily obtain access to the Airport's information. [emphasis added]

** **** *****, ********** Arcade ****** ***-**** ******** as * **-********* ** the ********** ** ***** to **** *** ******** and ******* *** ***** / ******* / **** / *** ********.

** ******* ** *******, arguing **** *** ***** of *** ****** ** opt *** ********** **** does *** **** ******* government ************, *** ********** that **** *** *** adhered ** *** **** protection ***, ***** ** the******** ** ******. *** of *** ************** *** that *** *** ************* do *** ****** **** this ***, ***** ***** into ***** **** **** (it *** *** ** come **** ****** **** year, *** *** ********* until **** ****) *** thus ** ***** **** to *** ****** ** choose * ******* **** meets ***** ******** ************.

Infraero & ****** ***, ********* ***** ** ******

** ******** ****, *** court ****** * *** ruling, ********* *** ******* decision *** ********* ********'* and ******'* ******** **** Infraero ****** **** *** right ** ****** * solution **** ** ******* government ************. ********* ** Infraero, ***** ***** **** Hikvision ******* ***** ** used *** ******* ********* compelled *** ***** ** rule ** ***** *****:

***** ** * **** filed ** ********* ** Brasil ******** ** ************ de *******ç* **** ******* Infraero, ** ***** *** first-level ******** ******* *** injunction ************ *** ********** of ********** ****** **. 022/LALI-7/SBSP/2018, ***** *** ** its ******* *** *********** of * ******* *** the ********* *** ************ of *** ************* ** the **** *** ************ monitoring ****** ** ********* Airport. *******,this ******** *** ********* ** *** ******* ******** ******** ** *** *** ****** ** ******** **, ****, ** ******* ** ** ****** ********* ** ******** ***** *** ******** **** ******* ********* ** * **** *******, in such a way that the restriction of the announcement of impeding companies that are the property of or controlled by a Foreign State is fully justified. It should be noted that at no time did the Infraero announcement restrict Chinese technology limiting itself to conform to the legal requirements related to National Security. [emphasis added]

********'* ***** ** ********** more ********** ** **. Balieiro **** ********** ******:

*** ***** ********, ******* in ***** ** *** continuity ** *** ******** and *** ******* ** the ***** ****** ***** he ******* ** **** to ******** ******** *** Arcade ** *** ********* with *** ***** ** carry *** *** ********.

************, * ***** ****** with ********* ** *** matter **** **** ****:

******** *** *** ****** and *** *** ******* continued ** ** *** originally *******.

Arcade & ******** ******* ******** ** ********

** *** ****** ***** the ****** *******, ****** and ******** **** ***** forward **** ********** ** the *****/*******/****/*** ******** ** Congonhas. ********* ** ******, the ***** ******* *** being ****** **** **** and **** ****** ** completed ** ** ****:

*** **** ** ******* under ***, ** *** ahead ** ********. **** week ** **** *** the ******* ** ******** the ************ *** ******** of *** *******; *** forecasted ********** **** ** at *** ********* ** next ****. *** ******** length ** ** ******, we *** ******* **** into [*** ****] *** we ******* **** ** will ******** *** ******** in *** ***** ******* of *** **** ****.

** * ********* ** IPVM, ******** **** ********* the **** ********** ****:

** ** ***** ************ that *** ****** ******* was ****** ** ******** of *** **** **** and *** ******** *** the ********* ** *** activities *** ********* ** the ******** ***** ** the ***** ** *** same *****. ** *******, the ******** *** ***** provided *** *** ******** is **** **** **** be ********* ** ****. With ******* ** *** solutions ******* *** *** improvement ** ********, **** are **** *****, *******, Dell, *** ***.

Genetec: ******** ******** *** **** ******** ** *********

******* **** **** ****:

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******* ** ***** ** be * ****** ******* of ****** *********** ********** Brazil. ** **** **** pleased ** ***** **** Arcade ********** ******** * Engenharia ****. *** *** tender ** ******** **** a ******* ******** *** can ******* **** *** Genetec ******** ** *********** at ********* *******.

Hikvision: ** *******

* ********* ************ ******** to ******* ** ****'* request *** *******.

UPDATE ********: ********* ***** **** ***, *** ******** ** **** *********** ********* *** ** ***** ****** **** *******

******** ******** *** ********* statement ** **** ********* the ******** *********** ** this ******:

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** ********** **** *** tender ******, ******** **** provided ****,** *** **** **** the ************ ** *** equipment ** ** ******** has * ******* ********** as * ***********, **** shareholding **** ** * minority ******** (**** **** 50%)*** *** ************ **** release * *********** ********* this *********, ** **** as ********* *** ** share *** **** ** imagery ********* ** *** of ***** *******.

** ** ***** ************ that *** ********* ******* is ******* ** * Facility ** ***********, ***** authorities **** ** *** President ** *** ******** [**** *********], *********, *** *** Chief ** *****, ***** others, ********** ****** *** disembark. ** ****, *** images ********* *** ************ and **** ***** *** provisions ** ******* ** of *** **. *.***/**** and *** ***********,** ** ********** **** the ************ **** *** be *** ******** ** or ********** ** * foreign **********. [******** *** *****]

*** ********** ******** **** have * **% ******** in *********, **** ********'* statement ******** **** ********* was *********, ** ****** to ******* *** ******** declaration ************ *** *************** of **** ******** ** its *******.

Challenges *** ********* ** ******

******* ****** * ********** center ** ****** *** courting ***** ***********, ********* ********* ** have ********** ********* ** the *******, ********** ***** of ********* ***** ************.

******* ** *** ** NDAA, ** ******,** ** *** **** in *****, ************* *** ********* vulnerabilities **** *********'* ********** dissuade *****-** ***-***** **** deploying *** ***-********** ************'* solutions.

***** ********* *** ********* immensely **** *** *** government *********, ** ** also ************ ****** **********, viewed *** ** * private-sector ******** ************, *** as ** *** ** the *** **********.

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***********, ********* ***** *** suit *** ******** ** *********** ** the ******* *******. ** ******* ** their ***** ** *** following.

  1. *** ******** *** ******** ** ****** ** offer.
  2. *** *** ***** ** submit ** *****.
  3. ****** * ***-*** ***** and **** *** *********** out ** *** *****.
  4. *** ***** ** *** low-bid ***** ** ****** controversy (******* ********* ** *****) **** ******** ****** not ** ****** *** low-bid *****.

******** * **** **** it ************ **** ** the **. * ***** University ****** * ******** manufacturer/integrator **** ****** ******** for ******* ***** *******.

**** ****** ** **** legal ******* ** *** bid ******* *** **** low ***, ** **** were ******* *** *******. They **** ***** *** bidding *** *** **** adding ***** ****** ******.

* ***'* ***** ********* was ****** ** *** them **** ****** ***** products *** **** ** try *** **** * precedent ** ***** ******** from ***** ***** ** large ********.

****, ****! **** ** just *********!

******: ******** ********* ** IPVM ******* *** ******* after *** ******** *********** of **** ******. ******* translations ** ********'* ********** have **** ************ **** the ******. ** *****, the *******/******* ***:

  • ********* ***** **** *** as *** ********** ******** hold **** **** * 50% ***** ** *********. However, ********* ******** ** produce * ******** *********** affirming **** *** **** captured ** *** ******* would *** ** ******.
  • Infraero ********** *** *********** ** ********* ** * ***** ***** ********* ********* **** ********* *** ***** ****** ********* ******* ******* *** ****** ** **** **** "******* ********* ** * **** *******."
  • *** ******* **** ***** ruling *** ******** ** February **** *** *** April **** ** *** originally ********.

********* ******** ** ******* a ******** *********** ********* that *** **** ******** by *** ******* ***** not ** ******.

**** ** **** **** such * *********** ** would ** ******* ******* of *****'* **** ******** Intelligence *** ***** ******** Chinese (*** ** **** cases *******) ********, ********* and ************* ********* ** China ** ******* ****** for *******’* ************-********* **********.

**** ** *** ****** is * ******* ********** of ***** ********** **** "No, **, ** ***** never ***** **** ****". They ***'* **** * choice.

******* ****** ******!

***** *** ********** **** can ** ** **********.

****** ** ****, *******! This *** *** *** twists *** *****, ********** since ********* ********* *** the ****. *** ****** with ********* ** *** matter **** ** **** he ******* *** ******* was "****" **** *** first ****** *** ******.

* ****** *********, *** accepts **** ********* *** thermographic ******* ** ******* airports ** ******. *** Infraero ***** ** ****. Infraero ****** *** ******** airports *** ******* *******, and *** ************** *** HIKVISION.

*** ***, *********. *ó* ******* *** ************ térmicos ** ********* * da ***** ***ã* ***** utilizados *** ********** ******í*************, ******** ********** *ã* *ã* da ********. ***ê *** ****ê**** da *********çã* ** ******** pelo *** ** *â***** da ********* **** ****çã* da *********** *** ********** nacionais?

******.

***** *** ******* **** Hikvision ** **** ********** Floripa ******* (************* *******). I ***** ** ** worth ******** ** **** information *****. *** *** imagine ** ** ***** sue *********, ***** *** Huwei ** *** *** for ******* *** ******?

*** ***, *********. ***ê pode ************ ***** *********** sobre * ********* ************* de *******ó***** (* **** *ã* é um ********* ** ********) ******? ** *** estar ** ****** * partir ** ** ** outubro * ** ******** de ******** ** ***** mais **** *******.

******* **** ******* ** well ** * ** I'm ***** **** **** none ** *** ****** highlighted ** *** ******* were *** ******** ******. Jeitinho *******? ;-)

** **** *** ********, but *** ***** *** live ** ******* * came ** **** ***** Brazil ** *****.** **** *** *****, you **** ** **** off ******* *** *** on **** ***** ... you ****.

***** *********, *******, ***, EU, *****, ******* ********* bastante!

* **** ****** *** it's ******.

********(**), *ã* ***** ********** técnicas ** *** ** equipamentos ** ********* ******* a *** *************** * penso *** **** **** o *******, ** ****, é ******* *** ** tenha ** ********** *é****** das ****************. ** ****** partida ***** *** * Hikvision ******* ******** ** esclarecimento. *ã* ** **** ignorar * ************ ******* um **** ******* *********** de *â***** ** ***** por *********.

*** *** **** * caso ** *** *** entidade ********** *** ***** testar * ******* */** certificar ** ************ **** uso. **** *** *** este ******** **** * Anatel ** *****...

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